Use thoughts that serve you positively

If it’s true that we think on average 50,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day, then it means we have to pay attention to what we think. It’s a lot of work of course to keep track of such a number. Here is the good news and bad news. The good news is that usually more than 80 per cent of such thoughts are repetitive. The bad news is that if it’s repetitive, then, where is the creativity and innovation?

Why should we pay attention to the kind of thoughts we entertain? Because they influence your actions, present and future. Therefore, if you sow and focus on thoughts that serve you positively, then the chances of creating a positive present and future are very high.

Think of yourself as an enterprise. And you have employees called “thoughts”. Typically, these ‘employees’ just like in the real world, there are some that are positive while others are negative.
Some constructive while others are destructive. Question, in real life, how long would you entertain a negative and destructive employee? I bet not so long because you know that they would trigger a negative influence to your enterprise or company. Truth is, thoughts carry the same energy and impact.

How you can do it
Your thoughts are within your control. They are your ‘employees’. You can choose to hire or fire them. The question is, do you have the guts and discipline to do so? How possible is it any way? Here are some tips for your consideration.

Question your thoughts. Here is a basic question. Does this thought serve me? Does it push me towards the direction of my dreams? If the answer is yes, hire it again and give it a good contract extension. If the answer is no, fire it without any consultation or giving it any other benefits. It’s your life. One life to live. Guard it well. Am not saying you have to be so crazy about it to a point of fanaticism. Just for you to be alert and aware because you value your life.

Secondly, beware of the thoughts of others that you are consuming. Are they beneficial in line with your dreams? Are they life giving or they are toxic? If you notice that they are not helpful, keep a distance, close the book, and switch off the radio or Television. Why? No thought influences can go without an impact. It can either be positive or negative.

You and I are thinking beings. We can’t run away from that. And if that’s the case, paying attention to that part of your life is a smart move. Most importantly, you are fully in control of what thoughts to entertain.

Just the same way you are choosy to guests you entertain in your personal space or home, the same attention is required when it comes to thoughts. Choose your thoughts wisely because they have more influence than you can imagine. Happy positive thinking..
ethan@success-Africa.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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